In the morning, O LORD, You will hear my voice; In the morning I will order [my] [prayer] to You and [eagerly] watch. Psalm 5:3 NASB After having bought and then wrapped an abundance of gifts, everything was finally ready.  The grandchildren’s Amazon lists had been finalized, and the plethora of packages had arrived..  Sometimes one byContinue reading ““THAT IS WHAT I ORDERED!””

The Old Wooden Highchair

“We pray that you will become mature.”  2 Corinthians 13:9b We have two highchairs at our house.  One is from IKEA.  We bought it while living in Paris and transported it home on the metro. There is a story to be told about that adventure, but I will leave that until another time.  The highchair is white plastic,Continue reading “The Old Wooden Highchair”

Battles on the Outside, Fear on the Inside

“For even when we came into Macedonia our flesh had no rest, but we were afflicted on every side: conflicts without, fears within.”  2 Corinthians 7:5 This has been a tough season, one with way too much quiet, uncertainty, and emotional turmoil- a season of the COVID-19 pandemic. I hope to never see a time like thisContinue reading “Battles on the Outside, Fear on the Inside”

A Burning Heart

They said to each other, Did not our heart burn within us as he talked with us on the road and explained Scriptures to us?  LUKE 24:32 Several months ago, during the sermon our pastor said we should ask open-ended questions when we talk to God. Rather than telling God how to fix our problems andContinue reading “A Burning Heart”

Strength for the In-Between

22 The faithful love of the LORD never ends! His mercies never cease. 23 Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning. 24 I say to myself, “The LORD is my inheritance; therefore, I will hope in him!” 25 The LORD is good to those who depend on him, to those who searchContinue reading “Strength for the In-Between”